"Awesome machine"on by shady28
Pros New Sandy Bridge Architecture; New GPUs are able to keep up with all the current games; 2 Thunderbolt ports make it possible to drive 2 additional monitors, plus 10Gbit/s for external storage and other devices; You can run windows or OS X on it
Cons Pricey, but still a better deal than comparable Windows based all in ones.
Summary Simply an incredible machine. I picked mine up this afternoon - way faster than the previous generation.
The chart in the article is incorrect though, the i5-760 is not what is in the new iMac 27 (and is not Sandy Bridge). The 760 was used in the previous generation top line iMac 27" and is the older core i5 architecture.
The new top line iMac 27" uses the i5 2400, while the other models use the 2400s and 2500s. These are the Sandy Bridge CPUs. The 's' versions are lower power processors, with a heat design of 35 Watts vs 65 or 95 watts for normal variants. This means the new iMacs will run cooler than the last generation iMacs.
Pros Fast, sleek, and well packaged
Flawless integration of sound system, microphone, and HD camera
Includes best-in-class keyboard and mouse options
Stunningly beautiful LED backlit IPS display. The machine price is comparable to competing monitors. It's li
Cons None, considering that this is an all-in-one design - not meant for user upgrades...
Summary A very good value. A luxury product at a mainstream priceA very good value. A luxury product at a mainstream price
Updated on May 5, 2011
Pros Disagree with notalilo completely. There is a premium to be paid on the products, but it is money well spent. Purchased an iMac for a family member and continued 20 years tradition of building my own non Apple systems. But being a Unix Admin with a strong
Cons Thunderbolt devices aren't available easily yet.
Summary First to market with Sandy Bridge and Thunderbolt couple with the efficiencies and security of a Unix based system. It's a win-win.
Pros Easy set-up; ease with overall use; no noise; superior speed to anything PC based i have used
Cons pricey but worth it
Summary Bought this to replace a PC and this computer blew away my expectations. My family owns Apple products and I am now converted for life.
Pros Superb Display quality,
ultra fast operation combined with a powerful and user friendly OS
Thunderbolt devices coming out will maximize this computers potential
LION coming this summer
Hello!! Its an Apple Product
Cons No hdmi ( fixable with an adapter)
No blur ray (not a big deal)
Price is high( but worth it)
SummaryOk so I have had the New Imac for about a week now and here is how its going so far.
Updated on May 9, 2011
I have now compelted using Boot Camp to install windows 7. It runs flawlessly and I can use all my Mac peripherals with no problems. Track pad and Magic mouse both work like a charm allthough I have to get used to using the trackpad in windows.
There is a noticable difference in performance from the old Imac and I love it. Its nothing that completely wows you as far as the speed difference it simply makes an allready fluid experience even better,
I ordered a Maxtor Firewiree 800 external hard drive to use with Time Machine and for overall data storage. Even when thunderbolt dvices do hit the market I have afeeling the price will not be very appealing. However I have seen the data speed transfer results and WOW. Thunderbolt is FAST!!
Overall I am super happy that I got this Imac. If they price had gone up i might have complained, but for the same money its a much more powerful machine!